Fun Things to do for Toddlers to Teens
Family Fun for Everyone!
Are your kids looking for an activity they can go do without mom and dad hanging around, or are you looking for something for all of you to do together? In addition to the wealth of public parks, swimming pools, splash pads, and skate and bike parks, there are children's play places, kids gyms, party place locations, hourly daycare centers, classes, and skating rinks. Of course there are plenty of free and low-cost community sponsored events and activities to take your children to throughout the year as well. Whether you're looking for something to do with the kids, or just need to get out for the afternoon, The Woodlands Events is the place to find all your kids activities in The Woodlands. We've gathered information on all the places that are toddler, tween, and teen friendly, plus some great places to host birthday parties around town:
For Kids Ages 0 - 9
Several times a week, Barnes & Noble, in The Courtyard of The Woodlands Mall, holds story time group readings of age-appropriate books. In conjunction with the story time, there are often activities or other presentations. Additionally, throughout the year during various holidays special story selections and activities are added to the regular schedule. But even if you don't attend any of the story times, joining the Barnes & Noble Kids' Club is a great way to encourage your little one's to read, as well as an easy, FREE way to save money and receive special treats throughout the year. Members of the Barnes & Noble Kids' Club can look forward to all sorts of great things, including loyalty rewards of $5 for every $100 spent on kids' stuff (online and in-store), and kids get a free cupcake from the café on their birthday! For more information, call Barnes & Noble at 281 465-8744, and check out our Event Calendar for Storytimes.
At Kidville in the Cochran's Crossing Village Center, experience an award-winning gym, art, dance, and music classes for kids up to age 6. Kidville also offers birthday parties, an all-indoors playspace, a boutique with the latest fashions for the six-and-under set, as well as toys and books, plus concerts, camps, playdates and more. Kidville is at 4747 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands 77381. Call them at 281 651-5403 for more information.
If you've been looking for someplace indoors to take your children for a few hours' playtime, stop monkeying around and bring them to Safari Stop at The Woodlands United Methodist Church! Safari Stop is an amazing indoor playground that is sure to excite your little ones (ages 3-9); the perfect escape when they're stir-crazy from the rain, or the humidity and heat! So awesome it makes any fast food restaurant's playspace pale in comparison - with slides and tubes and rope walls and more! There's little risk of falling from the high-up play set as it is enclosed and there's plenty of climbing, crawling and jumping areas to get your child's exercise and sensory needs met for the day. The room is completely enclosed in similar fashion to restaurants, allowing parents to more easily keep an eye on younger kids. And speaking of restaurants, just across the hall from Safaris Stop is the UMC Cafe, a great place to relax and enjoy a light bite or a cup of coffee while your children play. Best of all, it's FREE! Safari Stop is open seven days a week; Monday - Friday, Noon - 8:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM and Sunday from Noon - 6:00 PM. For more information, call TWUMC at 281 297-5900. TWUMC is located at 2200 Lake Woodlands Drive, in the heart of Town Center.
Wonderwild is the brainchild of local Houston moms who wanted a safe and clean environment for children to party and play in. A birthday party venue, educational center, and indoor playground, Wonderwild has a huge play area with equipment that encourages infants up to children 8 years old to physically and mentally challenge themselves in order to build strong muscles, creativity, and confidence. Anyone can book a kid's birthday party, or drop in and play! Open Play is available weekdays from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM to the general public. Weekends are reserved for birthday parties - make sure to reserve yours early! Socks are required for all children playing at Wonderwild at all times. Wonderwild is located in the Grogan's Mill Village Center, at Grogan's Mill Road and Buckthorne Place. You can reach them at 281 419-1044, or via email: [email protected]
For Kids Up To Age 12
On the western border of The Woodlands along FM 1488 at Kuykendahl, IGi Playground is an amazing indoor park that looks like a pirate ship, with slides, a ball pit, tunnels and trampolines, obstacles, an amazing zip line, a maze, and a sweet candy bar with more than 100 different candy varieties to choose from! For the parents, relax in the coffee bar with coffees, teas, sandwiches and more while your children play. And the best part about the many treasures at the gift shop is a portion of the profits go to protecting endangered animals. Tickets are available for kids ages 1 - 12, with multiple-child discounts, and birthday party packages are offered as well. IGi Playground is located at 3759 FM 1488, Suite 250, The Woodlands 77384. Call 832 299-6666 for more information.
Located in Sam Moon Center at 17947 I-45 S. (Northbound), The Little Gym offers a range of classes. Age-appropriate gymnastics are incorporated to increase strength, flexibility and coordination as kids grow. When school's out, fun's in at the Little Gym - combining physical activity, gymnastics, games, and arts & crafts, kids up to age 12 beat boredom and stay active. Fantastic camps are available during several school breaks, as well as grade-school gymnastics for kids up to 12. Older children can participate in karate, dance and cheerleading. For something a little less class-structured, The Little Gym offers birthday parties, camps and "Parents' Survival Night." For more information, call 936 321-2828.
For Kids Up To Age 13... and beyond!
Everyone from kindergarteners to adults will enjoy a visit to the Artrageous Walk-In Pottery Studio. Their spacious pottery art studio welcomes all ages and all artistic levels. Artrageous offers a large variety of pre-fired bisque pottery, mosaics, and glass selections your family and friends will love. Painting your own artwork will be an enjoyable and relaxing experience - and never a studio fee! Artrageous' party room is the place to host your next birthday, with eight different birthday party packages to choose from. Packages include all materials, staff assistance, and 90 minutes of fun creativity with your best friends. They can customize the perfect party for your organization, church, fundraising events, and team building activities, including boy scouts and girl scouts batch programs, kids day out, ladies night out, summer and seasonal camps, daycare outings, homeschool groups, school field trips, bachelorette parties, bridal and baby showers. There are also classes and events offered weekly. From pottery, canvas and mosaics, to handprints, silk screen, glass fusion, sun catchers and clay building projects, you will learn and explore the latest art and painting techniques. Register for art classes or schedule your party online or by calling 832 844-7039. Artrageous Walk In Pottery Studio is located in the Creekside Park Village Green, at 26400 Kuykendahl Rd, Suite C-190, The Woodlands 77375 at the east end, near the sprayground.
At My Gym on Sawdust Road, kids can enjoy fantastic birthday parties that incorporate games, songs, activities, puppets and more. Birthday parties can be scheduled Friday, Saturday and Sunday; the rest of the week there are gym classes for children from five months all the way to 13 years old. Along with gym classes, My Gym offers karate, cheerleading and tumbling. There's something for kids of all ages at My Gym. Located at 525 Sawdust Road (Suite 150), their phone number is 281 645-6330.
From family time to birthday parties, home schooling art classes or rainy day afternoons, Potteryland is the perfect place to flex kids' creative muscles and have some fun doing it! Potteryland provides the paints, brushes and assistance needed to create beautiful bisque pottery from over 150 different pieces available. Low studio fees cover the studio time, supplies and fun; drop in or sign up for specific classes and events. Mosaic and canvas painting is available as well; paint, mixed media, three dimensional - these do-it-yourself art projects have it all. Potteryland is located at 1027 Sawdust Road, near the WalMart Supercenter. Contact them at 281 419-7965 or [email protected] for more information.
The Inflatable Party Zone at Pump It Up, just beyond Grogan's Mill at 536 Sawdust Road (77380) is great fun for kids of all ages. Pump It Up is more than just a place for parties - they offer pop-in play time, parties for teams and birthday parties, field trips and fundraising parties, glow parties, and just a fun way for families to burn off energy together. For more information, call 281 465-4747.
Children's Birthday Parties at the Recreation Center
Looking for a unique way to celebrate your child's next birthday? How about at The Woodlands Township Recreation Center! The Rec Center, located at Bear Branch Park, is a prime location with lots of possibilities. When you book the Rec Center for a birthday party, you'll have access to the multipurpose court, skate park, tennis courts, playground and pool.
Rent a Room: Live Oak Room $20 per hour for residents, $30 for non-residents; Magnolia, Mulberry and Sycamore Rooms $10 per hour for residents, $20 for non-residents. Would you like to add the gymnasium? During open hours it's $35 per hour for residents, $70 for non-residents; and during closed hours $100 per hour for residents, $150 for non-residents. Finally, to rent the entire facility: $150 per hour for residents, $200 per hour for non-residents.
Want entertainment to go along with the location? Why not book a Lego birthday party and let Building Brains entertain the kiddos for one hour building levers, pulleys and more! Building Brains brings Lego® kits and a teacher for one and a half hours of a three hour party. Partiers build a machine and compete for fun titles. Package includes three hour room rental, tables and chairs. $300 for 12 party participants, $25 per additional participant. To find out more about Building Brains, visit BuildingBrains.biz. Call the Rec Center at 281 210-3950 to reserve your next birthday party.
To reserve a party location, purchase a party package, or for more information, call 281 210-3950 or email recreation@ thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov. Please note: Non-resident rates apply to parties.
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